MyFriendQuest is an animated PC application created by the BrightMind LABS team to teach children to recognize and respond appropriately to emotions. Initially designed for the specific needs of children with high functioning autism or Asperger’s syndrome, MyFriendQuest also achieves great results with children with ADD, ADHD, dyspraxia, learning difficulties, social anxiety and severe shyness. MyFriendQuest is designed to engage children on a gaming level while making sense of a part of everyday life that many struggle with.
This is important, as difficulty with social skills is often a major factor standing in the way of children reaching their full potential – and their capacity to communicate and develop empathy.
MyFriendQuest is available for download to your PC by clicking the button to your right. It will take around one minute to download if you have a fast internet connection – or up to seven minutes if your connection is slower. No transactions are conducted through this website, you will be redirected to the FastSpring system to ensure complete safety – and all transactions are conducted through PAYPAL.
You will immediately be emailed a download link – and a serial number which you will need to enter before first use.
Children with high functioning autism or Asperger’s syndrome often learn best in a structured fashion - broken down into discrete, predictable elements that can be mastered separately. MyFriendQuest and its underlying algorithm have been designed with this tendency in mind – and include many subtle clinical features to help ensure the skills are retained.
Clinical pilot studies have shown great results with the test group of children aged 4 to 10 – all of whom had a diagnosis with high functioning autism or Asperger’s syndrome. The results of the Clinical Pilot Study were presented as a paper to the Royal Australiasian College of Psychiatrists in May 2010. Further studies are now under way with a wider test group.